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Chair of Governors at Oldmixon Primary School

Chair of Governors at Oldmixon Primary School

Organisation role · 10 hrs/month · Starting from 1 Sept
Monkton Ave, Weston-super-Mare BS24 9DA, UK
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The chair of governors is a pivotal figure who ensures effective governance, upholds the school’s ethos and vision, collaborates closely with other stakeholders

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The Institute of Directors say: "The business community has transferable skills that can be applied to school governance for everyone’s benefit; deepening cross-fertilisation between business and education to further strengthen the governance of schools across the country is essential to improving outcomes in schools.

By volunteering your time and expertise, you can help to ensure that children in your area receive the best possible education. In doing so, you will be making a real difference in the lives of children and young people in your community.

Being on a school board can also be a way of acquiring governance experience that can later be applied in a business context. Recruiters are increasingly waking up to the competences and insights that school governors can bring to the table. In fact, with corporate governance putting increasing emphasis on juggling the perspectives of a diverse range of stakeholders, school board experience could prove an even greater head-start for a journey towards becoming a non-executive director, as it involves intensive engagement with parents, students, local residents and regulators."

As chair, you will:

  • work with senior leaders and professionals to monitor the school’s performance and raise standards
  • have a strong desire to make a difference in the education sector and have a positive impact on the personal development of our children and young people
  • be committed to getting to know the school and the trust and uphold the values, vision and ethos
  • be prepared to undertake induction training and develop knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis
  • be committed to attending the trust’s termly chairs’ forum meeting; an opportunity for all trust chairs of governors to meet, share information and provide peer support
  • interact with teachers, parents, and other members of the governing body, helping you build a strong network of professional contacts across different sectors
  • abide by the seven principles of public life set out by Lord Nolan: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
  • grow your transferable skills that can benefit your career outside of education    

Your commitment:

An average of 10 hours per month to prepare for and attend meetings, training and school visits. You will have an experienced clerk to support you with the governor's administration.

The LGB hold six meetings per year, typically on a Monday between 5-7pm and these are held in-person at the school.

There will be some time commitment required for supporting governor panels to hear complaints, appeals, exclusions or staffing matters. 

Seeing the school improve and staff and pupils thrive can be a very rewarding experience and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have played a part in their success. Join us on our extraordinary journey!

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About Extend Learning Academies Network

We are a multi-academy trust, serving a range of communities in and around Weston-super-Mare. We support a mixed demographic in both semi-rural and urban settings across the county. This also includes an area of deprivation within the top 0.5% nationally. Our schools are all unique, but are united by a passionate belief in the transformative power of education and a set of shared values - working together to embrace individuality and always do the right thing.